I had a coupon for 40% for Borders this weekend. The book I wanted wasn’t in our local store. (I need to read Outliers: The Story of Success for my deliberate practice, um, practice).
I thought about just buying some book because the coupon was so great. But saving 40% on a book that I don’t exactly need, just because the coupon is great isn’t much of a savings.
So I renewed my hold at the library and realized that I had saved 100%.
And then I realized that I had saved 100% of the time that I would have spent either reading that other book or worrying about having one more book on my pile of books to read.
And then I realized that I had saved 100% of the focus that I would have diverted from the projects that I need to focus on.
And then I realized that I had saved 100% of the energy we would have spent going to the store.
And then I realized that I had saved 100% of the emotional struggle that would have happened from spending 60% more on a book than we had planned to spend yesterday.
And so that 40% off coupon saved me 500% of resources that are limited.
That, my friends, is an amazing coupon.
Now for an offer that may be a savings to you and may not be.
Here’s the back story. Kathy Drewien sent me a tweet the other day:
kdrewien @jnswanson Do you have posts on church communication? I just agreed to head team of new committee to enhance communication at church.
It was a great question. My first reaction was to say “no”, because I haven’t written or tagged any posts with “church communication.” But then I search my blog for “church” and realized that I have, completely inadvertently, written a number of posts that could be useful for church committees to use if they don’t want to sound churchy.
I spent a little time on the project and now have a new ebook: Unchurchy: reflections on communication and church.
It’s a collection of seven essays (posts) on communication, including “The Next Sentence” and one of my Emilio posts.
Here’s what I would love:
- Download it if you or someone you know needs a way to help churches think about communicating differently.
- Download it if you feel like helping me with layout and design.
- Download it if you feel like adding one more book to your reading pile.
- Don’t download it if it will add to your list of things that you want to get to but never will.
I’d love to save you 100%, but I’d love your feedback, too.
Make sense? The link for my new ebook again? Unchurchy: reflections on communication and church.